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>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 6:00 -- by your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- we will start with the weather situation -- plenty of people are seen the lightning and hearing thunder. steve rubin has what you can expect in your area. >> we have been tracking these thunderstorms in the belfort furniture weather center all afternoon. we had a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the metro area until 10:00. all of the areas shaded in pink -- take a look at our doppler radar. this is our live super doppler radar. we are moving through prince
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william county, fairfax county, toward the east just around 20 miles per hour. another sali is towards the east of us. it will move into annapolis. this is a severe thunderstorm warning in the fact until 6:30 this evening. this will have the potential to -- potential to great gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. the good news is that it is moving at a good clip. they are scattered at this point. showers for come to an end or will diminish after sunset. that is around 8:30 this evening. our temperatures will hold in the 80's. a bit of dry air on the way. a full look at the forecast is coming up in a few minutes. >> now to a developing story. an employer of an arlington -- employee of an arlington to restore is dead. the body of the employee was found inside the columbia pike store before midnight. arlington police say the
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suspects were caught here on a surveillance camera and walked into the store at 4:00 yesterday afternoon. they want to find out who he is. he is in his 50's and is around 5 feet 7 inches tall. he is wearing a bright colored traffic mess. if you could help investigators identify this man you are asked to give a arlington police a call. >> we have new developments in the case of a maryland man who was allegedly planning and auror-a- style massacre. >> the suspect, neil prescott, is now in the medical center. he has undergone psychiatric investigation. no charges as of yet, but we are learning more about his background including his involvement with guns. it looks like any other suburban d.c. apartment complex. >> it went off -- shook the whole apartment. >> it is what police say they found inside the apartment that
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has neighbors concerned. >> seeing how many weapons he had, that was disturbing. you never know what somebody with that many weapons could do. >> this shows a laundry list -- two dozen rifles handguns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. >> you never know who your neighbors are. >> prescott, on the verge of being fired from pitney bowes had threatened to shoot up his workplace. >> he said, i am a joker and i will blow everyone up. >> it appears the guns will all -- were all legal. he also had a collector's license, allowing him to buy more than one weapon in a 30-day period. >> that many -- the firepower behind it? >> in one online forum, he discussed the purchase of a 30- round magazine. at one point he said he wanted to "unleashed 30 rounds of helle." >> a few shotguns to sport
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shooting -- but nothing like what you would see in the pictures, what he had. >> prescott remains under observation at the hospital. we are told he could remain there for at least one week. various agencies -- police prosecutors, are all discussing possible scenarios here. possible charges. so far no charges have been filed, but authorities pretty much agree that taking this man into custody likely prevented another aurora type of situation. >> keeping with that shooting, one of the victims of the colorado shooting was honored today. the forecast was along the -- among the people killed. the 24-year-old narrowly avoided a shooting incident in toronto last month. jessica stanley has created a
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scholarship in her name to help with another -- help others pursuing in journalism. >> a shooting leaves to than people injured. this is not the first time in this week that there has been a shooting in this area. >> ipod -- on one of the busiest parts of u street, bullets sent people running. >> i looked to the right -- see what was going on. i saw some people running and i thought, maybe somebody got shot. >> two adult females were shot outside of this 711. they were sent to a local hospital non-life-threatening bullet wounds. >> a tragedy. >> the suspect is at large, but as of tonight there is still no description of the shooter. >> this is the second time in one week a shooting has occurred in this area. this comes one week after a shooting one block away on 11th street. police in a motive has been established. as of now, they are not
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connecting the two shooting. residents say they have had enough. >> nonstop violence. >> i think they need to start stepping up patrols or something. >> we hope that people will stop and think a little bit before they pull out guns. >> police say they are actively investigating the incident. >> part of the historic st. elizabeth camcampus in washington d.c. was open to the public in the first time in nearly a century. the campus celebration featured a festival of art and music and a farmer's market. the district plans to turn the 200-acre campus into a center for innovation and enterprise. >> traffic is moving again and interstate 270 after a serious accident. maryland state police said two cars collided at 1:00 new
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democracy boulevard exit in bethesda. why the cars turnover, forcing authorities to shut down three lane. police said nobody was hurt but there is no word on what led to the crash. coming up, a local police officer shot outside a nightclub. investigators are revealing about the chase that led the three suspects in getting hauled off to jail and how the officer is doing. >> this woman made headlines after being bullied on a school bus. the decision she has made on her future at all that cash. >> could the war in the jackson family be over? [ me announcer ] where did all the obama stimulus money go? friends, donors campaign supporters
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special interest groups where did the obama stimulus y money go? solyndra: 500 million taxpayer dollars. bankrupt. sowhere did the obama mutimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00 -- on your side. >> a prince george's county police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound. she was shot while working outside of a nightclub in langley park.
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>> we are hearing that the off -- officer was not on duty. >> that is right. officer rachel jacob was working here part-time doing security when this happened. this club is on university boulevard in the langley park area. last night or early this morning a handful of patrons were tossed out of the club and decided to exact their revenge on this female officer. >> it is all quiet now at the galaxy nightclub. the langley park hot stock is temporarily closed for business after a violent night. it started at 12:30 pm on saturday, when one man and two women were shown the door. >> three people were ejected from the club. at that point, they got into a white honda and started slowly driving through the parking lot. the driver reached through the passenger door and began firing. >> the female officer was hit in the leg as the white honda sped
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away. after a short chase, police caught up with the car 1 mile away and hauled in all three documents for questioning. a gun was recovered. even more alarming than the shooting itself is a recent spate of similar shootings across prince george's county. >> this is the fifth time in a little more than 18 months that a prince george's county police officer has either been shot at or shot. this is unprecedented. >> they have no explanation for this recent spate of shootings in prince george's county. they find alarming. the arrest has been 32-year-old kelly gillis, who is charged with attempted murder. the officer is expected to recover. >> thank you so much for that. i want to take a look at stories making headlines around the nation. the american red cross is looking for a few good blood donors. officials say that lead levels
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are at the lowest level in 15 years. the organization says it needs but of all types and summer is typically a slow time for donations. the extreme heat may be keeping donors away. here are other stories making headlines around the nation. down she goes. this apartment building that has been around since 1973 came down near rochester, new york. 160 pounds of explosives were used to destroy the 19-story tower. the owners brought down because of its age. >> the new york school bus monitor who was seen being bullied by a group of boys is retiring but karen klein says she is not quitting because of the profanity insult, and threats she received last month. the video went viral and prompted people to donate more than $700,000 to her. she says it is tough to leave
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after three years, but it is time to move on. >> with $700,000, it will be easy. coming up next, another twist in the ongoing jackson family sagas. why catherine jackson says she has had a change of heart when it comes to her grandchildren. >> later meteorologist steve rubin is back with a hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheery,s ♪ ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪
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>> apparently there is a truce in the custody fight over michael jackson's three kids, but it is not over quite yet. katherine jackson says that she will share custody of the three children with their cousin t.j. jackson. they are awarding them temporary custody after
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katherine jackson disappeared for nearly two weeks what she was resting at an arizona report peak -- resort. >> i told them it was not necessary but i do not know who instructed them to do that. he wanted me to come home before that happened. >> the judge overseeing the state has asked -- case has asked an investigator to interview the kids to find out what is going on. >> best of luck to them. it is pretty outside right now but changes could be in the way. >> it depends on where you are. head over to anne arundel county @ calvert county -- when it will be strong be out of there? give it a few minutes. this is from washington lee high school in arlington. looking at the courthouse area -- the sky's not so pretty. in other parts of the area, talk about a severe thunderstorm watch any effect until 10:00. take a look at what is going on -- 97 degrees. that was our high today of
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reagan national airport. three degrees high of the -- shy of the record of 100, set in 1997. the temperature is cool, 91 degrees, and dew point levels in the mid 60's. almost half an inch of rain is already falling in manassas. there temperature has cooled, down to 73 degrees. 70 degrees in upper marlboro, maryland. a thunderstorm rolled through. justice sprinkel in lafayette elementary school in the district. temperatures are a little bit cooler to the north. look at quantico -- are holding on to 95 degrees. in the 70 degree range for pittsburgh and syracuse. satellite and -- satellite shows thunderstorms have blossomed across the mid-atlatntic. disturbances to the west of us. this will continue to move across our area in the next few
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hours. the sunset at 8:30 this evening -- that is when we expect things to settle down. here is the latest on the severe thunderstorm watch. good news here -- this box is beginning to shift further towards the east until 6:30. prince william county has canceled the severe thunderstorm warning for anne arundel county and calvert county. you can see where the storms are right now -- headed towards the east at 20 miles per hour. there is a strong area at prince william county. also oxon hill, maryland over the next 15 to 20 minutes. over the next few hours, a good deal of clout. you may see a pop-up thundershower. not a whole lot. storms will diminish during the evening. temperatures tomorrow are a little bit cooler. drier outside -- just around 90 degrees. the extended out the calls for temperatures in the mid 80's for
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the midweek, warming up to 94 the end of the week. wjla.com -- if you are not new york television set, you can track the storm season our interactive radar on your iphone. >> when the lightning knocks out the power you can always go there. >> there is a lot of talk about redskins. camp is back. the talk about a certain quarterback -- >> each minute, each second -- you have to keep in mind that he is a rookie. we'll tell you about the redskins' quarterback, not the one you are thinking. for the rest the first time i saw
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>> at the sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving you forward. >> with so much hype surrounding robert griffin iii before he even put his jersey on -- it was obvious he was coming to washington. he thought washington was the last team likely to draft him, then the phone rang in the fourth round. it was the first time and an nfl team selected two quarterbacks in the first four rounds. he is known for his intelligence -- he is ready for his chance
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when it comes. >> it is a path i have had to take since high school. i was in the workers. this is nothing new for me. i enjoy this time to lend. there is really no pressure on the. >> pressure is certainly there for some others. the starting quarterback job is locked up, but the running back position is wide open. coming back from an injury, he signed a one-year extension. he is looking to come back into the role, but with evan and roy the younger, both coming in, it is anybody's game and they noah. >> whatever makes us when. i think we all want to play. it having just read trade -- rotate will keep us fresh and winning, that is what we all want. >> to nationals of looking to start a new winning streak with jordan zimmerman.
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they struggled against the brewers last night. ross just could not match. he was pulled after 83 pitches. why? take a look. >>delivery -- goes into deep left field. two-zero brew crew. ramirez goes deep. the nationals get blasted, 6-0. it has been a long time going for this florida native. he came at victorious from his much-anticipated duel with michael phelps beating him by three seconds. he finished fourth, the first time since 2000 that phelps did not earn a top-three spot. for the individual medley, thiago fereira got the silver and kosuke hagino got the
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bronze. he is taking his report to camp very seriously. he showed up to training camp with soldiers from the indiana national guard. he declared, reggie wayne, reporting for duty. he called the soldiers his heroes. more of rico action -- the winds soccer team beat colombia 3-0, but afterwards the starting goalie road, lay off commentating on a goal of keeping into you get more educated. the game has changed. >> she won a world cup gold so -- >> a direct quote.
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wrecks much more to it than that -- a local colombian competing in the games for -- olympian competing in begins for the first time, the only rhythmic gymnasts from the u.s. as ever come two surgery's. her chances are slim, but she hopes her appearance will encourage kids to learn more about the sport. >> i just want the results. >> i want to tell you about a severe thunderstorm warning right now. it is moving into prince george's county towards waldorf and, eventually, north and charles county. the warning is for anne arundel
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county and calvert -- that has canceled. temperatures will cool to the mid-80's by the midweek. >> we will be right [ male announcer ] where did all the obama stimulus money go? friends, donors campaign supporters special intere groups where did the obama stimulus money go? solyndra: 500 million taxpayer dollars. bankrupt. sowhere did the obama stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.e.

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